Posts Tagged ‘AIR’

Mind Reader – AIR Marketplace


I posted a simple game called Mind Reader in AIR Marketplace. You should checkout some very useful AIR Applications at AIR Marketplace. I searched google for the term Mind Reader and found this interesting Flash program. I was teaching basics of Flex to someone and took the Flash example and made it as an assignment to write this program. Here is the Mind Reader application in Flex. Of course, next thing would be to have it as an AIR application :-).

Spirograph in Adobe AIR Marketplace


I released the Spirograph AIR application in Adobe AIR Marketplace as I couldn’t update my AIR application in o2apps. I can share snippets of code, if someone is interested. I will be adding other interesting patterns/curves later on.

Spirograph – my first AIR application


After downloading Flex Builder 3 beta 3, I updated my AIR application projects. I posted them at and

Spirograph – This is a simple AIR application that stores settings locally on the desktop that can be retrieved later when you run this application like a bookmark in the browser. Download it, vote it. This is one of my favorite mathematical curves that I like to program. I got fascinated with the toy that my uncle gave me. This is all about a fixed point on a circle rolling inside or outside a fixed circle. The extension of this is Guilloché patterns  which are spirograph-like curves that frame a curve within an inner and outer envelope curve. They are used on banknotes, securities, and passports worldwide for added security against counterfeiting.

I also have other AIR applications. One of the first proof-of-concept that I built in Flex ver 1.0 was Model Selector. I have since then migrated it to every major release of Flex and now AIR. This application helped me sell the concept of RIA and of course the Flex framework. I wrote another proof-of-concept AIR application – Vehicle Comparison. You can compare upto 3 vehicles side-by-side.

Bumptop desktop and tileUI


Check out Bumptop desktop  presentation by Anand Agarwala at TED. It is a fresh user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3D extreme. I don’t know whether it can run on all OS’s but Doug McCune‘s Flash version is the killer.  Check out the flash version of tileUI. Doug, you are f cool guy and I mean freakin’ cool guy. Check out  his tileUI AIR application video. I guess you can ask a price for this cool application. Feel free to see the making of TileUI. I hope we will see you present this @ TED or may be at Google Tech Talk. By the way Doug has been contributing with his FlexLib components in Flex. Thanks a lot and keep those components coming. I am using some of your components in our projects. Check out the latest project in which he is involved –